Lee Miller (1907 - 1977)
…is one of the most remarkable female icons of the 20th century - an individual admired as much for her free-spirit, creativity and intelligence as for her classical beauty. Charting her transformation from muse to ground-breaking artist, this centenary exhibition provides a unique exploration of her life and unprecedented career as a photographer.
Born in Poughkeepsie, New York, Miller began her modelling career on the cover of American ‘Vogue’ before meeting Man Ray in Paris in 1929. She became both his lover and muse and under his guidance started to produce her own imagery.
Items displayed alongside the photographs by Lee Miller are part of the Lee Miller Archives at Farley Farm, the family home of Lee Miller and Roland Penrose. These items are featured on the website courtesy of the Lee Miller Archives.